On the morning of April 11, 2021, the Valley Stream Fire Department and Rescue Company 1 held a dedication ceremony for Ambulance 349 in memory of Chief Michael J. Field who passed away on April 8, 2020, from Covid-19 after previously transporting a patient with the virus.
Field was a 33-year member of the Valley Stream Fire Department and an ex-captain of Rescue Company. Following his death, he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Chief by then Chief of Department Jason Croak.
Michael Field was also an essential part of the Valley Stream Fire Department’s junior program, was an FDNY EMT for 20 years, and assisted in the efforts at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Chief Field is survived by his wife Stacey and three sons — Steven, Richard, and Jason all of whom were at the Sunday morning dedication along with much of the department. A plaque was also unveiled on the front of fire headquarters.
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